On the edge of the Cotswolds lies the town of Cheltenham – and it brings us a Times backed literature festival lasting several days. From 8 October to 17 October, many of the events can be streamed on demand with the festival’s app. There are events for kids, events for adults, and talks and workshops on everything from the forensics of Agatha Christie, to international crime novels, to elections, to financial planning. The works, basically.

This is the third last big litfest for the year – with only Frankfurt and Cliveden still ahead, as well as Plymouth Comicon. This enables me to finally bring the new editions of Under Fire and Brimstone to the broader market – and Under Fire should be up in a few days, with Brimstone following next week.

After that – the release of Cursed Land is just around the corner.